Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 53

Gastroenterology

Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Waterloo, IA. He is affiliated with UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD

Cedar Valley Digestive Health Center

1015 S Hackett Rd Waterloo, IA 50701 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Mallavarapu is affiliated with UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital Waterloo, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Mallavarapu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diverticulitis, Intestinal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mallavarapu treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Mallavarapu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mallavarapu treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Mallavarapu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Esophageal Motility Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mallavarapu treats Esophageal Motility Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Mallavarapu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Mallavarapu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Achalasia
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • pH Probe
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Purpura
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wheezing
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Mallavarapu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Iowa
Coventry Health Care of Iowa PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Mallavarapu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mallavarapu

4.7

Based on 45 ratings

5 Stars
88.88888888888889%
(40)
4 Stars
4.444444444444445%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
4.444444444444445%
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I am very satisfied with Dr. Ravi and his staff. My only concerns are not getting test results to me timely and the long wait for appointments.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Richard Hibben – Jun 15, 2021
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My doctor of choice for any gastrointestinal issues. Excellent bed-side manner; never acts like he's in a hurry, explains everything well. Office personnel, nurses, etc. all wonderful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 14, 2020
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Dr Ravi takes time with each patient. He showed concern for my well-being, made me feel comfortable & thoroughly explained the procedure and the results. He is kind, confident and caring! I would highly recommend him to my family & friends!!
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Apr 28, 2019
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Dr. Ravi is a compassionate, competent physician.
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Mar 16, 2019
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Dr. Ravi always listens to my concerns and works with me to choose what is best for my condition. He is the most caring doctor I’ve ever known!
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Mar 15, 2019
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Dr.Ravi & his staff are very pleasant and very professional Dr.Ravi is a personable and pleasant. He will answer any questions and address any concerns you have .The nurses make you feel really relaxed and comfortable.This was the first time I had this procedure and the nurses made me feel at ease and relaxed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Roger L Clemons in Waterloo , IA – Feb 20, 2019
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Staff are great . Doctor staff great . All went well .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mark – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr Ravi is a very caring Doctor. He always listens to my concerns before making decisions about my care. He has provided our family with wonderful care the past 10 years including recommendations to seek further medical care at Mayo when care was needed that he could not provide.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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IA, IA – Dec 27, 2018
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Such a caring doctor very concerned on your needs he listens to his patients and spends time with them just doesn’t say hi and rush out he cares
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Schmidt TT in Tripoli, IA – Dec 27, 2018
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Dr. Ravi is very caring, competent, and goes out of his way to accommodate your needs. I would highly recommend him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 03, 2018
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I was seen by Dr. Mallavarapu a year ago and underwent an EGD. This year I had a follow-up EGD to make sure everything had healed. The procedure was on time and completely painless. His staff was caring and completely allayed any fears I had about the procedure. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ruth Bass in Cedar Falls – Aug 02, 2018
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Only me briefly by seemed very nice and caring. Explained procedure well.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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MS – Jun 28, 2018
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Great Doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 28, 2018
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Was very kind, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this doctor.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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CATaylor – Jun 28, 2018
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Dr. Ravi was fine. The problem is that no one tells you before hand that a consultation before your colonoscopy is going to be billed as not part of the colonoscopy. Therefore, what you call for and ASK ahead of time if it will be covered and the ANSWER is YES.... it really isn't. It is now an office call which is not fully covered as part of the colonoscopy. In addition. Your 'facility fee' is not covered as part of the colonoscopy either and you will be billed for that.
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Jean Camarata in Waterloo – Jun 26, 2018
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dr. ravi is one fine doctor! has helped me with some serious issues. him and his staff are truly kind and helpful. always answered my questions and called me back! would recommend him 100 percent!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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linda pukula in waucoma, IA – May 22, 2018
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Dr. Ravi is just so kind and sweet with absolute patience and answered all my questions adequately! Also, he surrounds you with knowledgeable staff who are very friendly and fun <3 I highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deidre Simon in Waterloo – Dec 07, 2017
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Dr. Ravi and his staff are very caring, professional people. Dr. Ravi always has a smile on his face and is willing to listen. He genuinely cares about his patients and so does his staff. They made the procedure go smoothly and care about your comfort. Dr. Ravi is very thorough. My husband and I both go to him for colonoscopies. Dr. Ravi is excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wellsburg, IA – Dec 06, 2017
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From the front desk to them walking me out this was a great experience for me. I'd never been sedated before (by anyone else:) and have always feared it. Everyone was friendly but not overly so and very professional. It went really smooth and I found out that demoral is awesome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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TR in CEDAR falls – Dec 06, 2017
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I was having an issue and really not feeling well. I called and left a message on Dr. Ravi's nurses line. When she called me back the same day he wanted me to come in the next morning for a procedure that totally fixed the problem.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deb Johnson in Waterloo – Dec 06, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Waterloo, IA. He is affiliated with UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Louis A Weiss Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital
Rush Presby St Luke's M C
Residency Hospital

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What are Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Mallavarapu frequently treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal, Diverticulosis, Intestinal, and Esophageal Motility Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Mallavarapu treats.

Where is Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD's office located?

Dr. Mallavarapu's office is located at 1015 S Hackett Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Cedar Valley Digestive Health Center

Cedar Valley Digestive Health Center1015 S Hackett Rd Waterloo, IA 50701
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UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital

Waterloo, IA

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)